Hutto City Council unanimously voted April 2 in favor of selecting Eide Bailly LLP as the firm to conduct the upcoming forensic audit on the city. Eide Bailly LLP was one of four firms up for consideration, with the others being Weaver and Tidwell LLP; W.D. Brown & Associates PLLC; and Brockway, Gersbach, Franklin & Niemeier PC.
Eide Bailly LLP is headquartered in Fargo, North Dakota, but has Texas-based offices in Abilene, Haskell, Plainview and Seymour, according to the firm's website. Both Council Members Scott Rose and Mike Snyder said that they ultimately preferred Eide Bailly LLP because the firm is not locally headquartered or operated, which could limit potentials for preconceived notions of Hutto or any potential legal ties with the city or area residents.
Hutto Chief Financial Officer Michel Sorrell said she will work to coordinate with firm representatives to be available via conference call at council's April 15 meeting.